Fraud at the Polls

Fraud at the Polls by Stephen Lendman At age 25, Orson Welles co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane. It looks critically at the life and times of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.  Welles played the lead character, Charles Foster Kane. The film retains its force today. After losing a gubernatorial election, his New... Continue Reading →

Israeli Turned Palestinian Activist

Israeli Turned Palestinian Activist by Stephen Lendman Popular 1965 Hal David/Burt Bacharach lyrics said "What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of."  It applies aptly to how Israel treats Palestinians. Daily headlines explain. They hardly vary from one day to the next. On June... Continue Reading →

Washington Arming Syrian Insurgents

Washington Arming Syrian Insurgents by Stephen Lendman It's no surprise. It's an open secret. It's been ongoing since early last year directly and/or indirectly. Rhetorically supporting peace while waging war exposes Washington's transparent hypocrisy. On June 15, the UK Daily Telegraph headlined "US holds high-level talks with Syrian rebels seeking weapons in Washington," saying: In... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Footballer Near Death

Palestinian Footballer Near Death by Stephen Lendman Several Palestinian prisoners continue hunger striking for justice. Footballer Mahmoud Sarsak declined food for 90 days and counting. He's been detained uncharged for nearly three years. He demands release. Israel refuses. Israel Prison Service (IPS) officials don't care if he lives or dies. Israel shows contempt for non-Jews.... Continue Reading →

Washington’s Imperial Brinksmanship

Washington's Imperial Brinksmanship by Stephen Lendman Syrian violence rages. Washington bears direct responsibility. Regime change plans are longstanding. Military intervention is planned. Expect it. It's coming. Pretexts are easy to create. Large scale insurgent massacres blamed on Assad may trigger war. False flags always work. So does intense propaganda. More on that below. On June... Continue Reading →

Europe in Crisis

Europe in Crisis by Stephen Lendman Four and a half years after crisis conditions erupted, nothing's been done to resolve them. The smartest guys around haven't fixed things.  On June 14, rumors circulated about coordinated central bank intervention. European banks are especially troubled. Recapitalizing them hasn't worked. Expecting more of the same to accomplish what... Continue Reading →

Scoundrel Media Support for Obama

Scoundrel Media Support for Obama by Stephen Lendman Months before November's election, New York Times editors made their choice: Obama in 2012. Expect an official endorsement to follow. Editorial support signals it. On June 14, The Times headlined "The Political Contrast," saying: Obama's recent Cleveland community college speech "contrast(ed) his goals and the failed Bush-era... Continue Reading →

Gaza Blockade’s Fifth Anniversary

Gaza Blockade‚Äôs Fifth Anniversary by Stephen Lendman Gaza's blockade is illegal. Collective punishment is prohibited. Fourth Geneva's Article 33 states: "No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited." "Pillage is prohibited." "Reprisals against protected... Continue Reading →

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy by Stephen Lendman On July 6, 1945, Harry Truman authorized awarding the Medal of Freedom "to any person....who, or on after December 7, 1941, has performed a meritorious act or service which has aided the United States in the prosecution of a war against an enemy or enemies and for... Continue Reading →

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